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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 27, 2009 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best late-70s Sugaree?

I have never listened to any Sugarees from DPs, so I don't know these. I only went to shows in 1973. Sugaree was always played the same way then. It's a lovely tune with incredible lyrics. I listen to it everyday.

MayorMarionBarry's fav is gd77-05-05.

Arb's is probably a JGB.

gd77-05-28 Bertha > Good Lovin' > Sugaree is impressive - listen to Chris Chappell's MTX.

'77 might be GDs best year for performing Sugaree.

It could be that gd79-12-28 in Oakland is the hardest driving Sugaree of them all. Bobby's slide playing in the 2nd break gets very excessive unfortunately (be prepared).

gd80-06-21 and gd83-10-17 each open with an excellent Sugaree.

search results for "best Sugaree" yields 29 forum posts. More Sugaree posts exist.

Here's a typical Sugaree post

Sugaree and the extended version arrangement — which one? Did Jer come up w/ extended arrangement in JGB first? All the Sugarees played in early years were basically the same, but for some riffs in Jer solos and a few other slight variations.

1.) Within 24 hours of beginning the 'Best Sugaree' thread, at least three people (including Seth Jackson) will nominate 5/28/77.
2.) I will point out that, while it is the longest (about 19 minutes), the 17 minute 10/16/77 version is better.
3.) Someone will say we're all wrong and nominate 5/5/77.
4.) Someone else will accuse us all of being antiBrent and nominate 10/17/83.
5.) A pro/con Brent thread will branch off.
6.) 5/28/77 will get two more votes.
7.) Suggestions from knowledgable people will be made for 3/18/77, 5/19/77, 6/8/77, 12/1/79, and 12/28/79.
8.) Someone who has never heard a 1977 version will nominate a version from 1994. Nevermind that Garcia thought for the night that the second verse began with "Ran into the devil..."
9.) Someone, only having heard on tape one show from 1977, will nominate 4/27/77.
10.) Someone will nominate a version from 1973. Nevermind that all pre 1975 versions are virtually indistinguishable from one another.
11.) The pro/con Brent thread becomes a major flame war.
12.) A libertarian will pea in a cup.
13.) Someone will ask if anyone has ever heard 5/28/77.
14.) The pro/con Brent thread is busted in L.A.
15.) Someone asks if Phish ever played Sugaree.
16.) Another flame war begins.
17.) 5/28/77 is suggested for DPXII
18.) Dick gets busted in L.A.
19.) Someone asks 'What's your favorite Row Jimmy?"

eTree and The Archive turned me into an addict

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Poster: falconcry77 Date: Jul 27, 2009 5:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best late-70s Sugaree?

great summary, Monte!

as for the dick's picks, I like the one on 10 (12/29/77)

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 27, 2009 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sugaree?



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Poster: Ernie Bo-Peep Date: Jul 27, 2009 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sugaree?

The lady dancing in the above post is NOT Sugaree but she sure can shake it.

Solid choices as usual. I'll throw another "late seventies" out there...6/21/80...and it's a great matrix.